Enola Holmes: Henry Cavill Joins Millie Bobby Brown in Feature Adaptation

Enola Holmes: Henry Cavill joins Millie Bobby Brown in feature adaptation

Henry Cavill (Justice League, The Witcher, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) will be joining Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in Legendary’s upcoming film adaptation of Enola Holmes, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The movie is based on YA author Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes Mysteries novel series.

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Cavill is taking on the role of Sherlock Holmes in the movie. Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (King’s Speech) is also starring in the project as Brown’s mother.

The Edgar Award-nominated YA book series kicked off in 2006 with The Case of the Missing Marquess and spans six installments centering on Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ teenage sister as she strikes out as a capable detective. If you’d like to check out the series for yourself, click here to buy Enola Holmes Book 1!

The film will be directed by Harry Bradbeer with Jack Thorne set to pen the screenplay. Brown will also be serving as producer, alongside her sister Paige Brown, for the Enola Holmes franchise through their PCMA Productions, with Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes overseeing the project for Legendary.

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Brown has already developed a working relationship with Legendary after starring in next year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters for director Michael Dougherty. That sequel has a March 22, 2019 release date. She is also expected to reprise her already-iconic role as Eleven in the third season of Stranger Things for Netflix, which is also expected for release in 2019.

Sherlock Holmes’ own younger years were previously speculated on in Barry Levinson’s 1985 fantasy Young Sherlock Holmes, which was written by Chris Columbus and produced by Steven Spielberg.

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